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KRISTI NOEM

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Jason Shields, 38, of Wagner, was arrested and charged after the lives of both Noem and Judge Donna Bucher were threatened via email and fax.
Following an executive order on Nov. 29, TikTok, a wildly popular and controversial social media app owned by Chinese company ByteDance, will no longer be legally accessible on state-owned and state-leased devices. In the order, Gov. Kristi Noem referenced the potential for data collected by ByteDance to be handed over to Chinese authorities.
After the Division of Criminal Investigation on Oct. 25 said there were "no facts' to support a criminal prosecution of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem in relation to misuse of a state airplane, the issue was kicked back to the ethics board where it originated. Before taking the matter any further, the Government Accountability Board voted unanimously to issue a subpoena in order to review the documents from the DCI's investigation.
In her victory speech, Noem focused on working together and finding common ground in the wake of what has been, at times, a campaign characterized by harsh rhetoric.
Gov. Kristi Noem called her race against Democrat Jamie Smith "close" during dual appearances in Sioux Falls. In the final stretch, Noem has continued her focus on Smith's 'extremism' while Smith has continued to appeal to 'working together.'
In a press release on the afternoon of Oct. 25, the Division of Criminal Investigation announced there were “no facts to support a criminal prosecution under current law" in the investigation into whether Gov. Kristi Noem misused the state airplane during several out-of-state events.

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One day after a group of Republican lawmakers called for a Nov. 3 special session to cut the state tax on groceries, gubernatorial candidates Jamie Smith and Kristi Noem made separate appearances in Sioux Falls highlighting their support for cutting the tax.
Rep. Phil Jensen called for a special session to be held in Pierre on Nov. 3, just five days ahead of Election Day.
After heading to Rapid City for the debate, Gov. Kristi Noem left the state for a campaign event with gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake in Arizona. The move drew criticism from some who pointed to Noem's implication in September that recovery from back surgery would curtail her ability to travel for several months.

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